Rob Seed Award

Hargreaves Ductwork Limited employee Robert Seed has been presented with a national award from the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES).
Robert was given the Ductwork Group Harry Hobbs Award for 2013 by B&ES for his dedication to training with the company.

Harry Hobbs is a highly-respected former member of the B&ES Ductwork Group who was a strong advocate of training in the building and engineering sector. To recognise his commitment in this area, and to encourage young people to take up apprenticeships or courses within the sector, an annual prize is given for the most successful trainee employed by a national Group Member.

The award was presented at the Specialist Groups Annual General Meeting and Luncheon in London on 23 May, by Andrew Neil former editor of the times newspaper and presenter of the Sunday Politics show on BBC1.

The Ductwork Group was formed 65 years ago with a focus on the technical and business issues relevant to ductwork contractors and fabricators. It has gone on to produce some of the industry’s most influential technical specifications, including DW144 and DW172.

Talking about Robert’s award, Hargreaves MD Tim Hopkinson said: “Robert is very deserving of this award, having shown a passionate commitment to improving his skills and developing a career with Hargreaves. The Harry Hobbs Award is recognised throughout the industry, and it’s a reflection on our continued investment in education and training”.